Happy Blogiversary! 4 Life Lessons from 4 Years of Blogging!

Life Lessons

Whoop Whoop! Happy 4 Years’ Blogiversary!! πŸ˜€ Can you believe it? Wow! As we celebrate this milestone, I welcome you to join me in reflecting on some Life Lessons I’ve learned along the way…


But first and foremost… I acknowledge, and give all thanks & glory to God for sustaining Scrapbook Journeys thus far! He has been so, so faithful! What amazing grace! πŸ˜€

And I salute You my friends for sticking around! You have made this journey worthwhile, and I thank you for being part of my awesome SJ Family!

*I just did a happy dance in my head! Cheers to us!* πŸ˜€


4 Life Lessons From 4 Years Of Blogging!

As I share these Life lessons, I’d love for you to know this: I don’t have it all figured out yet. Like you, I am learning as I go…

I hope that this post will encourage you to keep going in your own journey, knowing that you are not alone. πŸ™‚


Don’t Give Up: Keep The Vision Alive!

This here, is one of the life lessons I’ll probably never stop learning!

I have lost count of the times I’ve felt tempted to give up on this journey… I’ve had moments of self-doubt and feeling like I wasn’t growing as fast as I’d like.

It’s in those moments when I’ve had to pause and go back to the reasons why I started in the first place… And when I remember my WHY, it helps put things into perspective.


Source: Ian Schneider, Unsplash


Sometimes it means taking a break to nurture my heart and mind back to a healthy state… I now know that for me to give my best, self-care is paramount!

Another thing that helps is having friends who believe in your vision. I remember breaking down one time on a bus home… It was one of my lowest days, when it felt like nothing was working out. My friend Christine listened graciously, then went on to affirm my vision. She recounted the victories I’ve had, urging me not to give up.

I can’t express enough gratitude for her and for my close circle of friends and family, for their support through the years. Bless your hearts! πŸ™‚

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>>I encourage you to write down your vision and surround yourself with real ones. πŸ™‚


Put Your Gifts To Work & Pursue Excellence!

I recently got to attend an incredible virtual meet-up with fellow Creatives from around Africa… One key lesson I took away is that we each have our God-given gifts, and my job is to put mine to work and pursue excellence.

I am currently taking time to unpack this lesson, hence it’s still a work in progress. πŸ™‚

It might seem obvious, but think about it… Are you maximizing all your talents/gifts?


Source: Nathan Lemon, Unsplash


Honestly, the temptation is to compare and feel like others have it ‘better’… But in so doing, I’d miss out on a beautiful journey that’s meant solely for me.

Similarly, you have a special gift(s) that will serve the world in the way that only you can! I hope we’ll take time to focus on cultivating our ‘own gardens’ with excellence! πŸ™‚


Celebrate Each Milestone…

You may have caught my ongoing #21Days21Destinations series based on past travels, on my Social Media channels…

Looking back on all the amazing places that God has allowed me to go and experience, it almost feels surreal! πŸ˜€


Image Credits: Mwarv

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In the present moment, it’s easy to feel like I haven’t accomplished anything… because as human beings we easily forget. But when I look back at the challenges I’ve overcome, I feel empowered to keep going! πŸ™‚

Take time to think through and celebrate your milestones… There’s so much to be grateful for, if only we stop to pay attention. πŸ™‚


It’s Okay to Change and Evolve

One of the major life lessons from Covid-19 is that change is inevitable..

In the same way, these past 4 years have taught me that it’s okay to change and evolve. I am not the same girl that started out this Blogging journey 4 years ago… Some of my interests have changed, as have my passions. And I am learning to explore new things, while staying true to myself.

I acknowledge that these are difficult times, and our experiences are different… I do want you to know, that you are not alone; your story and experience matters. πŸ™‚


Source: Nik, Unsplash




Thank you for consistently showing up to read and for your comments! Thank you for being part of my Scrapbook Journeys’ family. I appreciate and celebrate you!! πŸ˜€


I would love to hear back from you! What’s been your favourite blog post on Scrapbook Journeys? Leave a comment down below… And cheers to the next 4, God willing! πŸ™‚



<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always>>





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  • Reply
    Vincent Claudius
    May 19, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Super encouraging infinity more anniversaries to go keep inspiring the world

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 21, 2020 at 9:31 am

      Vincent! Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment! And Amen! Cheers to many more!! πŸ˜€

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    Christine M Munene
    May 8, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Happy 4thversary again SJ! I still remember Jumbo Apartments and everything between since then, and the beginning of SJ! Am very happy fir you, you have done well Miss M!
    Love the authentic reads and the journeys I travel as I read and the lifestyle posts too! All very inspiring!
    May God keep guiding you and keep revealing His wonderful gifts to you as you keep discovering!
    Grace and Peace! πŸ™‚

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 13, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you Kryce! You’ve been a great support through the years, indeed from the very beginning, and I appreciate you! May our God bless you and repay you beyond what we can think or imagine!! And Amen! !To His Glory! I am super Excited to see the Letters Journey!! Keep going too my friend!!

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    Tembea Na Mo
    April 29, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Happy 4th Blogiversary Marion!!! As someone who has over the years been inspired by your work, I’m proud of how far you’ve come and that you continue to inspire us with your adventures and your writing. Thanks for sharing your journey and lessons and I wish you nothing short of a bright and successful future.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Wow, Mo! I am deeply touched by your sentiments, thank you! I know you can relate with the ups and downs of this journey. Thank you for the support, we keep on!! And Amen!! πŸ˜€

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    April 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Well done Marion keep going! You got this girl! Congratulations on the 4th blogverserie…

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Irene! It’s always good to read from you, thank you for your support dear! And Amen!! πŸ™‚

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    Ule Msee Wa B4
    April 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Happy 4th born day to SJ. It’s been a journey filled with inspiration and exploration of our beautiful continent. Soon you will be international. Happy for you sis and my best blogs have been the Laikipia one’s. Looking forward to explore them when I have myself all nit together.

    Congrats and keep doing you.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Your support has meant the world dear! Thank you for always reading and commenting! I appreciate you! And yes, the Laikipia series was one of my faves too! I know you will enjoy the trip when you go!! Bless your heart!! πŸ˜€

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    April 25, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Thank alot, am encouraged

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    April 24, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Happy anniversary Marion. May God continue to bless your journey.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you Susan! Thank you for always reading and for the support! And Amen! Blessings to you too friend! πŸ™‚

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    April 23, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you for staying authentic, gracious and intriguing in your writing…HB scrapbook journeys

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      Enock!! I appreciate your support through the years, thank you!! We keep on! πŸ™‚

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    Fridah Mcharo
    April 23, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Beautiful read Marion. Keep going ❀❀

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    April 23, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Lovely piece Marrion and congratulations on this milestone. It’s no easy feat. What advice do have for someone who is just starting off. Kindly checkout my blog travelnetafriquecom.wordpress.com
    Thanks a lot. This has inspired me

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Kepha! It’s been a pleasure having you around! And yes, will definitely check out your blog! Keep going!! πŸ˜€

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    April 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Yeey!!! 4 years wow.. Cheers to this and congratulations. We should celebrate this milestone, after Rona of course. Looking forward to more experiences with Scrapbook Journeys.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      I loove that idea Jackie! It’s a plan, God willing! Thank you friend! I appreciate your support! πŸ™‚

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    Susan Thuo
    April 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Keep evolving. Dont stop.
    Happy birthday SJ. I cant believe its 4 already

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Madam! I thank you for being a huge part of my journey! I will always be grateful Sue. God bless you abundantly! πŸ˜€ And Amen!

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    Ole Tunda
    April 23, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    4Years only?? I think we should be celebrating many more years of growth and development of scrapbook journeys.
    Thank you for opening our eyes to see the outside world .Through you, I see the world differently and it’s a beautiful world.
    Keep trudging on.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      Haha, yes 4 years! Lol feels like a lifetime, but still feels like we started out just the other day! Thank you Zazo for always reading and commenting! πŸ˜€

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    Stom Wabuko
    April 23, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I just realized I actually don’t have a favorite. They all have their unique imprints in me.


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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 29, 2020 at 9:17 pm

      Aw thank you Stom! That’s so cool! Thank you for being part of my journey in a big way!

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